FatFighterTV’s Healthy Hummus

When MizFit featured my healthy hummus recipe a couple of weeks ago I realized I didn’t have it posted on FatFighterTV! Silly me. So here it is… First, a little background:

This is a recipe for hummus that I got from my dad who is from Egypt. It’s already typically a healthy dip with its good fats and all, but I decided to make my own version just a little lighter anyway since I’m always looking to save a few calories and fat when I can. So, mine has less olive oil (*see optional) and sesame paste than my dad’s original version. The garlic and spices give this fabulous dip a bit of a tasty kick.

FatFighterTV’s Healthy Hummus Recipe

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 Tbs. tahini (sesame paste)
1 lemon – squeezed for juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. salt

In food processor, puree garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and as much garbanzo bean liquid as needed to form a coarse paste. Add seasonings. Blend thoroughly. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with a little paprika. Serve with pita bread.

*Optional – you can also garnish hummus with olive oil and kalamata olives.

Totals in entire recipe, not including the garnish (Because breaking it down by tablespoons gave me a headache… 480 calories, 17g fat, 2g saturated fat, 22g protein, 15.5g fiber

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Oh, and if you’re looking for creative ways to use this fabulous dip, check out all the ideas on the lovely and talented MizFit’s site.

Enjoy! :)

Hummus on Foodista

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